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diazo reaction


Definition: the reaction of diazotized sulfanilic acid with bilirubin to form azobilirubin, which forms the basis of quantitating the amount of bilirubin in biologic fluids.

See: van den Bergh test

Synonym(s): Ehrlich diazo reaction

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